Work on hospital car park started
As the development of Pohlen Hospital’s new wing continues, another phase is set to be completed by January 2012.
The carpark upgrade is now well under way and J Swap Contractors has been contracted to complete the work.
Pohlen Hospital new wing project manager Garry Stanley said the new carpark would be used by staff members and would free up the current carpark located at the entrance of the hospital for visitors and patients. ‘‘Swaps does such a fantastic job and we really appreciate them taking on the carpark job when they are so busy,’’ Mr Stanley said.
‘‘ They are on track for everything to be finished early in the new year.’’
On another note, next time you’re at Z Energy service station in Matamata ( formerly Shell) spare a thought for Pohlen Hospital.
Z Energy will soon be one of New Zealand’s most visible brands, with the company committing $ 60 million to rolling out the new local brand across the country over the next nine months.
The Shell brand will be progressively replaced with Z across all of the company’s 210 retail service stations, 90 commercial truckstops and all company offices and operations.
Z chief executive Mike Bennetts said the decision to commit to the Z brand had been taken after exhaustive consumer research, careful consideration of customer feedback from the 10- site Z pilot programme and very strong results from brand tracking research.
‘‘ We will commit $ 60 million to continue to build a strong Kiwi brand and deliver a much better customer offer based on the feedback that New Zealanders have given us,’’ he said.
Pohlen has been chosen as one of four local charitable organisations to be involved in the token shoot system initiated by Z nationwide to see more money pumped back into local communities.
Every time you make a purchase at Z, you will be given a token to slot into a shoot system that will be located at the Z Matamata premises.
Other organisations nominated by Z Matamata customers and staff members to be involved are St John, the Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Matamata Com- munity Health Shuttle.
Retailer for Matamata Z Selwyn Cook, who is also responsible for 12 other Waikato sites, said this initiative was about getting involved with the communities in which Z Energy outlets were located.
‘‘We wanted to get into the heart and soul of communities and see this as a fantastic way to do just that,’’ Mr Cook said.
‘‘We see Pohlen Hospital as a great cause to get behind and we are proud to be supporting it.’’
Upgrade continues: The carpark upgrade is currently under way at Pohlen Hospital.